Each year I tell myself that I will start a list at the beginning of the year of my favourite tracks, updating it each month, so that when the Hottest 100 voting opens, I’ll have a vague idea of the songs I want to vote for. Instead, I wait until December, glance at my “Best of 2017” playlist where a lonesome song sits, “Slow Mover” by Angie McMahon, and scramble together my most played songs of the year.
As I rummage through my playlists, I rediscover tracks from the very start of the year, a few golden anthems that were perhaps overplayed at some point which meant they had been untouched for a couple of months, and the more recent discoveries. I float towards my most played tracks, because they’re the ones I obviously enjoyed the most.
If you’re in the same boat, and are figuring out the top tracks of 2017, here’s a reminder of a few local acts that have released new music between December 2016 and November 2017, making their tracks eligible to vote for.
STRANGER THAN FRIENDS:
Debut EP: Contraband
Album: Reid’s Mistake
EP: Living With. Being Without.
RACHEL MARIA COX:
Album: Untidy Lines
EP: Where Are We?
ARCADES AND LIONS:
- You can vote for a maximum of 10 songs.
- You cannot vote for the same song more than once.
- Songs can either be selected from the voting list, or you can add in ones that don’t appear on the list, just make sure they meet the Hottest 100 eligibility check list (below). If they’re not eligible, votes will not be counted.
Eligibility Check List
To help you remember some of the great music from 2017, Triple J provide a shortlist of tracks. You can also vote for songs not on the list, just make sure they fit the following voting criteria:
- Songs must have been officially released for the first time (online or commercially) between 1 December 2016 and 30 November 2017.
- Covers, live songs and remixes are eligible.
- If a song has been significantly reworked (edited/remixed/re-recorded) after its initial release, the reworked song is eligible.
Tues 12 Dec 2017: Voting opens
Mon 22 Jan 2018: Voting closes
Fri 26 Jan 2018: Australia Day
Sat 27 Jan 2018: Hottest 100
Sun 28 Jan 2018: Hottest 200
If you’d like to read more on why the date has changed, head to Triple J’s website.
Have a favourite local release that we might have missed? Leave a comment and let us know where to find it!